ACTi is pushing the boundaries of high megapixels at an affordable price. This camera offers up to 10 megapixel resolution, has 2 way audio, alarm input & output and an SD card slot for internal recording. Combine the SD card slots with ACTi’s new Edge Recorder Client to view multiple camera and recordings without a need for an NVR or NVR PC and it all looks like a good solution.
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Many PTZ cameras cost thousands, may require special power supplies or PoE+ injectors and are large. ACTi introduced a new line of mini PTZ cameras at various resolutions that is the size of a standard dome, uses standard PoE and comes with a street price of under $1,000.
ACTi has made some big pre-ISC announcements that I wanted share with you including new ALPR software, new Analytics software and ONIVF support on their VMS software.
At the ASIS conference in Chicago last week, I was wowed by some of the new cameras that ACTi is releasing over the next few months. The first of which are the E97 10MP and E96 5MP Fisheye indoor mini-domes. I was not able to get my hands on them on them yet but wanted to get the word out due to promotional pricing. The E96 is available now, the E97 will be available in a month.
The D72 is a basic 3 megapixel IR outdoor vandal dome camera with a great low price from ACTi. I recently reviewed of few ACTi’s domes, they basically all look alike but this one is their most affordable 3MP vandal dome. When you factor in the great service and support that ACTi provides and their free (for up to 16 cameras) NVR software, it may not be the least expensive camera, but represents a good value in a 3MP outdoor vandal dome.
The D32 is a basic 3 megapixel IR bullet camera with a great low price from ACTi. When you factor in the great service and support that ACTi provides and their free (for up to 16 cameras) NVR software, it may not be the least expensive camera, but represents a good value in a 3MP bullet.
The ACTi E74 is ACTi’s 3MP IR outdoor dome that has “Superior WDR” and a fixed 2.93 mm wide angle lens. In testing the camera I kept an eye on the WDR to see if it truly is superior to their “Basic WDR” used the E32 I recently tested and the “Advanced WDR” advertised on the KCM-5611 I tested last year. WDR stands for Wide Dynamic Range and is supposed to provide a better balanced image with more details in the darkest and brightest parts of the image.
The ACTi D82 is their basic outdoor vandal dome with a varifocal (manual zoom) lens from f2.8~12mm. The camera records at HD 1080P at 30 fps or at 3 megapixels at 15 fps. There’s an microSD card slot for in camera recording.
This is one of ACTi’s newest vandal dome cameras and its differentiator is “Superior Low Light Sensitivity”. This would be the equivalent of the E44 bullet I recently reviewed but inside a vandal resistant dome housing and has an added bonus, a microSDHC card slot. The housing is identical to all the new ACTi outdoor vandal domes and is solid and well made.
This is one of ACTi’s newest bullet cameras and its differentiator is “Superior Low Light Sensitivity”. The noticeable difference between this and all previous ACTi bullets is the integrated wall/ceiling mount. This is new for ACTi and is following an industry trend to make wiring less vulnerable and less visible. It’s a nice looking camera, albeit on the larger side.
This is the first 5MP cameras I’ve tested. This builds on the new ACTi theme of having 1, 3 & 5MP sensors across their various cameras styles. This looks and feels just like the E32 (3 MP) camera I recently reviewed but has the extra pixels. It’s about $30 more than the E32 and for those needing the extra resolution, $30 is a small price to pay
ACTi has been very busy revamping the majority of its camera line releasing dozens of all new models. The ones that caught my eye were their new IR bullets and today we look at the E32. It offers a 3MP sensor with WDR (wide dynamic range) for a reasonable price. What’s surprising is how far and how fast ACTi has come with higher resolution megapixel cameras and you can now get 3 and 5 MP cameras for less money than what their 1.3 MP cameras cost just a few months ago.